THE Mighty Oaks After School Club, whose nursery children use Cirencester RFC as their base, are getting behind the rugby club's bid for a much-needed grant.

Cirencester RFC, who are applying for cash through the Aviva Community Fund scheme in order to carry out urgent repairs and upgrade their main bar and function room, are pitching for public votes on a dedicated website.

A traditional rugby club in the heart of the town, Cirencester Rugby is host to players from ages 6 to 60. The clubhouse bar and function room is the heartbeat of this community club not just for rugby but also the many other organisations and businesses, like Mighty Oaks, who use the facility.

Mighty Oaks MD Miles Guerrini said: “The rugby club is an incredible resource for our Mighty Oaks Holiday and After School Clubs but needs a huge amount of TLC to achieve its full potential. We want to help it become a venue to be proud of, for our school children and for the wider community.”

Cathryn Hage, responsible for media & sponsorship at Cirencester RFC, added: “The members who come to watch rugby and the companies and organisations who pay good money to hire the clubhouse are demanding a clean and upgraded facility.

"It's vital we give it a refurb and refresh to continue and increase this vital revenue stream into the club.”

Members of the public can help the Cirencester RFC cause by visiting

to cast a vote. Voting closes next Tuesday (November 21).